The Essential Scripture...


The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Sūtra in Forty-Two Sections

Section 27

The Buddha said, “Now, following the way is like a log in a stream that simply floats along with the current: as long as it does not get caught on either bank, is not grabbed by some man or blocked by some spirit, and does not get caught in a whirlpool or rot away, I guarantee you this log is certain to reach the sea. As long as a person who studies the way is not confused by sentiments and desires or deceived by various kinds of perversity but makes progress toward the uncompounded, I guarantee that this person will perforce attain the way.”